Pokémon NO: How the Game Can Be a Venue for Harassment

Street harassment is nothing new, but Pokémon GO creates a new avenue for harassing people in public.

Popaganda: Best-Of Geek Culture

As we put together brand-new podcast episodes to debut in August, we bring you three favorite nerdy stories from past episode of our show. We take trip through the history of women working in the comic book industry, debunk five myths about women and video games thanks to Elizabeth Sampat, and talk... Read more »

Clinton Campaigners Use Pokémon Go to Lure Unregistered Voters

Hunting for Charizard, unregistered voters cross paths with canvassers.  Read more »

Game Changer: Why gaming culture allows abuse… and how we can stop it

More people are finally taking notice of the abuse. But there’s still a dearth of discussion on why it’s happening. Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Fandom

Fandom is a powerful cultural force. It can bind together communities, drive the pop culture economy, and revive TV shows from the dead. This episode explores four ways fandom shapes identity, including a look at the Notorious RBG phenomena, a bold exploration of queer fanfiction, a discussion on... Read more »

Who Gets to Call Themselves a Gamer?

Journalist and video game fan Latoya Peterson put together a great short video that explores the word "gamer."  Read more »

An Indigenous Group Turned Their Stories Into an Amazing Video Game

Video games are an excellent medium for storytelling. While modern games often guide players through fantasy worlds, unfolding complex stories about mythological pasts and alien legends, few video games have thoroughly explored the possibilities of telling strong stories about specific, real-life... Read more »

In a New Video Game, the Villain is Sexual Assault

In many video games, the bad guys are villains hellbent on global domination or zombies hungry for human flesh. In game designer and programmer Nina Freeman’s new video game, Freshman Year, the antagonist is much more... Read more »

Four Feminist-Friendly Video Games to Seek Out

While the past year has revealed rampant harassment and sexism in gamer culture, many video game fans I know are fired up to seek out and support feminist-friendly games. I... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Geek Girls

  If you’ve been paying any attention to the news, you know that the last few months have been a hard time to be a geek girl. Media critics and gamers who have spoken up about sexism in the video game industry have been ... Read more »

As Anita Sarkeesian Shows, Online Harassment Can Be a Life and Death Issue

There was a time when people had one answer to online harassment: “Don’t read the comments.” This week, it’s become painfully clear how harassment women endure online is not something we can fix by just ignoring it. Instead, in this era, online harassment can become a life and death issue. Read more »

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Game Changer: Why Gaming Culture Allows Abuse... and How We Can Stop It

You're a Bolshevik feminist jewess that hates white people... and you expect to be taken seriously when you're "critique-ing" video games? Fucking...

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